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barrels

noun

1 barrels

The amount that many barrels might hold.




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barrel

noun

1 barrel

A tube through which a bullet travels when a gun is fired.

synonym: gun barrel.

Roget 445: optical instruments; lens, meniscus, magnifier, sunglass, magnifying glass, hand lens; microscope, megascope, tienoscope.    spectacles, specs [Coll.], glasses, barnacles, ... show more

Dutch: vat, loop
Polish: lufa

2 barrel

A cylindrical container that holds liquids.

synonym: cask.

Roget 191: receptacle; inclosure etc. 232; recipient, receiver, reservatory.    compartment; cell, cellule; follicle; hole, corner, niche, ... show more

Dutch: fust, ton, vaatje, vat
Polish: beczka

3 barrel

A bulging cylindrical shape; hollow with flat ends.

synonym: drum.

Roget 249: rotundity; roundness etc. adj.; cylindricity; sphericity, spheroidity; globosity.    cylinder, cylindroid, cylindrical; barrel, drum; roll, ... show more

Dutch: ton

4 barrel

The quantity that a barrel (of any size) will hold.

synonym: barrelful.

Polish: beczka

5 barrel

Any of various units of capacity:
— A barrel of beer is 31 gallons and a barrel of oil is 42 gallons.

synonym: bbl.

Dutch: vat
Polish: baryłka

verb

1 barrel

Put in barrels.

Roget 274: move quickly, trip, fisk; speed, hie, hasten, post, spank, scuttle; scud, scuddle; scour, scour the plain; scamper; ... show more


Moby thesaurus: abundance, acres, bag, bags, ball the jack, barb, barbule, barrels, basket, beeline, bole, boom, bottle, bowl along, box, box up, breeze, breeze along, brush, burden ... show more.

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